Alabama may not be a great state for motorists, according to Smart Asset. The site recently did a study on states with the worst drivers in America and Alabama came in at No. 2, right behind Mississippi.
The study used several metrics to sum up its results. Those include the percentage of drivers that have car insurance, the number of DUI incidents per 1000 drivers and the number of vehicle fatalities per 100 million miles driven.
How Alabama stacks up
These are the results that determined the state’s place in the study:
- Insured drivers: In Alabama, slightly more than 81% of drivers have vehicle insurance, the sixth-lowest rate in the study.
- DUI incidents: There are approximately 1.82 DUIs per 1000 drivers in Alabama. According to Smart Asset, this is one of the lower DUI rates they found from their research.
- Vehicle fatalities: There are approximately 1.56 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven in Alabama. Unfortunately, these fatalities are some of the highest in the country. Data from Google Trends shows that the state has one of the highest search rates for driving offenses, including speeding and traffic tickets.
Car wreck victims deserve experienced guidance
Getting behind the wheel can put anyone at risk, even the most responsible of drivers. Those severely hurt in a car crash may want to seek out a knowledgeable and understanding personal injury attorney. They can help evaluate the circumstances of the collision and get victims the compensation they deserve.